A clear man­date for all

Cargo Talk - - Industry Speak -

How was FY 2013-14 for your com­pany? Any ma­jor de­vel­op­ments?

The Fi­nan­cial year 2013-14 was over­all sat­is­fac­tory with some of the di­vi­sions grow­ing sig­nif­i­cantly and the oth­ers be­ing just at par vis-à-vis the last year. We added ware­hous­ing space and few large cus­tomers. We rolled out the KAM (Key Ac­count Man­age­ment) Pro­gram and it gave us a de­cent growth of about 30%. We also in­vested in tal­ent.

Rhenus presently owns 100 trucks in In­dia which they plan to ex­pand by adding an­other 100 trucks in this fi­nan­cial year.

Pre­sent mar­ket trends and your ex­pec­ta­tions from FY 2014-15?

The BJP Govern­ment has a clear man­date from the coun­try. Mar­kets are get­ting sta­ble. We ex­pect a de­cent growth for our­selves. In­te­grated Lo­gis­tics So­lu­tion added with Value Ser­vices will be the key dif­fer­en­tia­tor. With sta­bil­ity in ex­change rate, we see our freight and cus­toms divi­sion also to get back to it set growth path. We will see the emer­gence of 3PL/4PL play­ers.

Ex­pec­ta­tions from the new govern­ment?

The ex­pec­ta­tions from the new govern­ment for the devel­op­ment of the lo­gis­tics in­dus­try in In­dia would be

• The ear­li­est roll-out of GST Pro­gramme. • A wider ex­pan­sion for in­fra­struc­ture and greater ad­di­tions of Port. This would en­able to en­sure a bet­ter horizon for Lo­gis­tics in In­dia

• Ex­pe­di­tion of Golden Quadri­lat­eral & Ded­i­cated Freight Cor­ri­dors

• Build­ing of Lo­gis­tics Parks

Vivek Arya, Manag­ing Direc­tor, Rhenus Lo­gis­tics

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